Category Archives: Fatal Crashes

Young woman hit in freak road accident dies   – Cyprus Mail

The incidents happened on the Troodos-Nicosia motorway at around 2am on Monday, as, according to police, a few minutes before being hit by the car, Chrysostomou was involved in an accident. When she and the other driver got out to exchange details, a 24-year-old who was driving by hit her, causing her serious injuries. […]

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Chief orders investigation of traffic police – Cyprus Mail

Police chief Zacharias Chrystostomou ordered an administrative probe into a Limassol fatal road accident last May in which three people were killed, after the father of one of the victims reported that the Limassol traffic police botched up their investigation.

The chief ordered the probe after the father claimed the Limassol traffic police that investigated the accident, were responsible for delays, omissions and irregularities.

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Man dies in traffic accident – Cyprus Mail

A 29-year-old man from Anthoupolis, Nicosia, Marios Polydorou, died early Saturday when the motorcycle he was riding on Strovolos Avenue veered off course, hit a pavement and crashed into a wall. The accident occurred at around 3am, police said, when Polydorou lost control of his motorcycle. The 29-year-old, who was not wearing a protective helmet, […]

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83-year-old dies after being hit crossing road – Cyprus Mail

An 83-year-old, Solomos Michael, died on Tuesday lunchtime at Limassol General Hospital after being hit by a car earlier in the morning on Alexandria Street in Limassol.

Traffic officer Emilios Kafas said the old man was hit by a vehicle driven by a 48-year-old, as he tried to cross the road.

Following the incident, he was transported by ambulance to the General Hospital where, despite the doctors’ efforts, he succumbed to his wounds five hours later.

The 48-year-old’s alcotest indicated he was not drunk, and when questioned he said he had not noticed the victim as he had walked into the road from inbetween stationary cars.

Limassol traffic police are investigating.

Source: 83-year-old dies after being hit crossing road – Cyprus Mail

Youth dies in road crash (updated) – Cyprus Mail

A 23-year-old man was killed on Friday evening after his car crashed into another vehicle in Limassol, police said.

Iosif Paraskeva from Polemidhia apparently lost control of his car while travelling on the Erimi to Episkopi road at around 11pm, colliding with another vehicle carrying a family of four.

Paraskeva was freed from the wreckage by the fire service and rushed to hospital where he died a few hours later.

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Source: Youth dies in road crash (updated) – Cyprus Mail

Man imprisoned for attacking taxi-driver – Cyprus Mail

By Antonis Michael THE 25-year-old man who was involved in the car crash which killed three people in Kato Polemidia on May 27, was sentenced to six months imprisonment by the Limassol District court on Tuesday for attacking and injuring a taxi driver in the Yermasoyia area of Limassol, a few hours before the crash. […]

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Man guilty of manslaughter in road death (Updated) – Cyprus Mail

A 50-year-old man was found guilty on Thursday in the death of a motorist in 2015, killed after the defendant, high on drugs, slammed into the rear of his vehicle, which was stopped at the Enaerios traffic lights in Limassol.

Yiannis Kyriakides was found guilty of manslaughter, driving under the influence of cocaine, and driving at a speed that could put lives in danger.

It is the first time that a driver who caused a death in a road accident has been charged with manslaughter. The maximum penalty is life in jail.

His lawyer will plead for leniency on July 17.[…]

Source: Man guilty of manslaughter in road death (Updated) – Cyprus Mail

Traffic deaths fell by 19.3 per cent in 2016 – Cyprus Mail

The death toll from road accidents reduced in Cyprus during 2016 by 19.3 per cent, according to the 11th Road Safety Performance Index Report of the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC). More specifically 46 road deaths were reported, 11 fewer than 2015. The reduction followed an increase of 26.7 per cent in 2015. With last year`s reduction, Cyprus went back from the 20th to the 13th place it ranked in 2014 among the EU countries, with regard to the road traffic death rate. […]

Source: Traffic deaths fell by 19.3 per cent in 2016 – Cyprus Mail

Doing THIS while driving makes you 100 times more likely to have a fatal car accident | Express.co.uk

A NEW study has sensationally claimed that motorists’ concentration is so impaired while using a mobile phone behind the wheel – it creates 105 opportunities for a road user to inadvertently kill themselves.

Source: Doing THIS while driving makes you 100 times more likely to have a fatal car accident | Cars | Life & Style | Express.co.uk